18 April 1864 - the key battle of the Second Schleswig War between Prussia and Denmark was fought at the Battle of Dybbøl, ending with a decisive Danish defeat.  Depicted below is an imagination of the storming of the Danish redoubts by the German painter Wilhelm Camphausen (1818 – 1885), Düsseldorf, 1866

1864 The storming of the Danish held island of Als by the Prussians during the Battle of Als in by Wilhelm Camphausen,

The Danevirke is a system of Danish fortifications in Schleswig-Holstein. This important linear defensive earthwork was constructed across the neck of the Cimbrian peninsula during Denmark's Viking Age. It was last used for military purposes in 1864.

The Danevirke is a system of Danish fortifications in Schleswig-Holstein. This important linear defensive earthwork was constructed across the neck of the Cimbrian peninsula during Denmark's Viking Age. It was last used for military purposes in

"Ottende brigades angreb ved Dybbøl", painted by Vilhelm Jacob Rosenstrand, 1894. The Museum of National History, room 65

"Ottende brigades angreb ved Dybbøl", painted by Vilhelm Jacob Rosenstrand, The Museum of National History, room 65

The First Schleswig War (German: Schleswig-Holsteinischer Krieg) or Three Years' War (Danish: Treårskrigen) was the first round of military conflict in southern Denmark and northern Germany rooted in the Schleswig-Holstein Question, contesting the issue of who should control the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein. The war, which lasted from 1848–1851, also involved troops from Prussia and Sweden. Ultimately, the war resulted in a Danish victory. A second conflict, the 2nd Schleswig War, 1864.

"Danish soldiers return to Copenhagen, by Danish painter Otto Bache. Hillerød, Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle.

1864 is a Danish television series currently under production, depicting the Second Schleswig War fought between the Kingdom of Denmark and the German Confederation. First episode: October 2014

When Prussia and Austria declare war on Denmark, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark's history.

Fourth graders reinterpretation of "The Battle of Dybbøl"

Fourth graders reinterpretation of "The Battle of Dybbøl"

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